NFL Draft: Sanchez, Raji to Visit Redskins
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Posted Apr 7, 2009's Ed Thompson has learned that USC quarterback Mark Sanchez and Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji will be visiting the Washington Redskins this month. has been told that USC quarterback Mark Sanchez and defensive tackle B.J. Raji have both scheduled official visits with the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins currently hold the 13th pick in the first-round of the NFL Draft, which will be held later this month in New York City.

Sanchez,'s top-rated quarterback in this year's draft class, is scheduled to visit the Washington Redskins on April 17-18, immediately following his visits to the Rams on the 14th-15th and the Lions on the 16th-17th.

As previously reported by, Sanchez had a private workout with Washington on March 25.

Team officials were obviously impressed by what they saw.

Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell's future in the nation's capital doesn't look very bright. The Redskins were one of the teams who discussed potential trade possibilities with the Denver Broncos when Jay Cutler was put on the open market this month. Now, it appears, Washington is considering adding a young quarterback who could step into the starter's role no later than next year since Campbell is in the final year of his contract.

Boston College DT B.J. Raji is scheduled to make his official visit with the Redskins on April 15-16, according to a source.

Raji will then hop on a plane to Cleveland for a visit with the Cleveland Browns. The 6-foot-2, 334-pound lineman began a visit this evening with the New York Jets, and he's already met with the Buccaneers, 49ers and the Lions. Raji has also worked out for the Denver Broncos.

Both Raji and Sanchez are expected to be among the top 15 picks in this year's NFL Draft class.

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